Professional development

Oregon Children’s Theatre is committed to providing free resources for teachers who wish to enhance their field trip experience or increase their knowledge of theater. Please see below for a calendar of upcoming professional development events.

Become an OCT Teacher Liaison!

OCT invites teachers interested in theater arts to join our network of teacher liaisons. OCT seeks to develop relationships with teachers interested in being an arts advocate at their school and offering input to OCT about our school program development. Liaisons receive special benefits, invitations to behind-the-scenes events, and other opportunities!

Teacher Liaison Benefits:

  • Invitations to workshops, staged readings, author/playwright events, and more
  • Free tickets to all teacher preview performances
  • Early field trip ordering opportunities

If you are interested in joining the OCT teacher liaison network, please email your name, school name, and email address to

Mark Your Calendars! 2014 Upcoming Events

(* = Teacher Liaisons only)

April 19th, 2014
3:00pm Teacher Liaison Roundtable* - OCT studios (1939 NE Sandy Blvd)
    Join fellow teacher liaisons and OCT staff to discuss next school year's titles, curriculum connections, and brainstorm new ways OCT can help your school communities! Refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm The Giver Teacher Preview (Winningstad Theatre)

May 9th, 2014 - Fancy Nancy Teacher Preview (Newmark Theatre)
5:45pm    Inside Production: Backstage Tour with OCT's Technical Director
7:00pm    Final Dress Rehearsal

May 11th, 2014 - The Bully Project staged reading (Winningstad Theatre)
7pm    The Bully Project, OCT's anti-bullying playwriting contest for middle school students, presents a reading of the six winning scripts, directed and performed by OCT Young Professionals. Post-reading discussion to follow. Tickets and more information here.

To RSVP or get more information about any upcoming events, email

Events are subject to change.